This is the time of year when most people lose their battle with sweets, and numerous other unhealthy tasty holiday treats. For most of us, Halloween is the official kickoff for the holiday season bad eating frenzy! For two plus months we are bombarded by sweet treats, alcoholic drinks, office and family party’s and just flat out good old fashioned American gluttony. So what can you do during the holidays to avoid holiday season weight gain and stay on track with your health goals?
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Grilled stuffed flank steak on a bed of kale salted chips
1-2 pound flank steak.
1 cup goat cheese
1 red pepper
Fats are a type of lipid: Organic substances that are not soluble (i.e., not able to be dissolved) in water. Dietary fats include both solids (like butter) and liquids (like cooking oils). Dietary fat is found in many common foods, including olives, avocados, nuts, seeds, meat, fish, cheese and milk.
There are three major macronutrients in your diet: fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Of these, fat is the most energy dense, meaning it contains more calories (energy) per gram. Like a super-concentrated fuel for your body, fat contains nine calories of energy per gram. This is more than twice the calories contained in a gram of either protein or carbohydrates, which each contain four calories per gram.
Heath Squier: Welcome to “The Primal Show” with myself Heath Squier CEO of Julian Bakery and Paleo Inc and my co‑host Gary Collins, founder of The Primal Power Method and author of “The Primal Power Method” book.
Today, we’re going to be talking about paleo products and some of the companies out there that are claiming to have paleo bars and protein powders and some products that they’re claiming that are paleo and that really aren’t.
When we say paleo product that means that they should be operating within a paleo guidelines. Meaning, they are gluten‑free, grain‑free, dairy‑free. That rules out pea protein and even grass fed whey protein.
At room temperature or refrigerated, saturated fats are solid or semi-solid (e.g., butter, lard, coconut oil). Saturated fats are chemically stable at high temperatures and are ideal for use in cooking.
At room temperature, monounsaturated fats are usually liquid (e.g., olive oil). Monounsaturated fats may become solid if refrigerated. They are useful for cooking at low to medium temperatures.
At cold temperatures, polyunsaturated fats are usually liquid (e.g. flax oil, cod liver oil). At room temperature, polyunsaturated fats are less chemically stable and are therefore usually best stored in the fridge to prevent rancidity. Polyunsaturated fats are not recommended for use in cooking but may be eaten cold, such as on salads.